2x Oddvald Trestle
Wooden board (and if necesssary black lack paint)
Threaded bar and a few screw nuts (M5)
Since we moved to our new house, we finally have room enough for a piano stand for my wife’s Yamaha P-35. Everything I found in various online shops was either cheap (and cheap looking) or simply too expensive. Yamaha is offering a “official” stand for ~ 120 EUR. 120 EUR for 3 wooden boards and a few screws. They are crazy! So I decided to build my own out of the Oddvald Trestle.
At first you’ll need to shorten the Oddvald top beams as they are too long. I shortend mine to 50,5 cm, as you need room for the sustain pedal and we also wanted to add a wooden board on top. It’s possible to shorten the beams even more, but then you need to drill new holes for the Oddvald legs.
The next thing is to shorten the legs. Therefore you need to measure the ideal height for you to play comfortably. I shortend the legs to a final height of 63 cm, which suits a body height of 165-170 cm. I recommend doing this with a circular saw, just to have a straight cut and prevent the stand from wobbling around.
After assembling everything, you can drill the holes for the piano into the top beams. Be aware, that the top beams are ~ 6 cm thick. Because of that we needed for the Yamaha P-35 a M5 threaded bar (sawed in 10 cm long sticks). Depending the piano you have, you may need other kind of screws / threaded bars. Then put the piano on the Oddvald trestles, and bolt the wooden board behind the piano. Just to perfect your work, add a few small hooks for the cables and a big hook for the headphones.
It’s a very robust and cheap solution (total costs are below 40 Euro).
You can find a more detailed description (in German) on my blog.
~ by René, Munich, Germany